Monday, 14 February 2011

{Valentine's post} Love exhibition at the Darkroom

Roses are red
Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
Small but brilliantly detailed
Been a while again, yes? Well you are all really quite lucky I managed to get this up today because my laptop is broken! Not completely but the internet on it is dead slow, and I mean really dead slow. It took an hour to upload one of the images. So here I am sitting on a tiny keyboard on my sisters netbook. On Sunday I managed to pop down to the Darkroom for a look at their 'love' exhibition which was all for charity. There were some great pieces and I really enjoyed the feel of the store in general. It's a sort of odd mix of interior furnishings to fashion. So people can be stylish in their home as well as out and about. Would have loved to have bought something but my wallet isn't that full at the moment, more like empty, finding work is hard for a student who isn't free half of Saturdays. There was a lot of fine detail in everything available in the shop, my dad particularly liked the heating. I managed to drag him along, even if it's not his 'thing'. The art pieces where really great. They were all one offs from different artists and designers. It was really good to see how all sorts of diferent views there were on 'love'. One of my particular favourites was a list of lots of different love songs on  large piece of paper, it stood out because it was quite different from anything else there. I have to say though that every one was interesting and brilliant in it's own way.

Another interesting thing to look at was the amount of jewellery, again interesting and almost ancient looking designs. No wonder the price tags are so high. There seems to be a lot of love and care around everything in this shop, from the cushions to the blankets and so on. The love exhibition was also a nice bonus to see. I might just wonder back in there when I have some spare cash to spend. So you know where to go if your wondering around London looking for an unusual store. 

One more great thing I got to see was 'The people's supermarket' as I turned the corner into Great Ormond street  I saw a rather familiar white store sign. I had seen an advert for a documentary on this place, so breifly checking it out and reading some interesting facts on the store windows about them, I caught the program on Tv and managed to point out to everyone 'I was there before it was famous' sort of. I spent the rest of the day going round taking pictures of pretty much anything. So here's my 'love' related post for Valentine's day. The day does manage to depress me but seeing all these love related things popping up everywhere does interest me and I think instead of moaning we should just accept the day for what it is, even if it's all about spending money. New self portraits up soon! I think they are some of the best ones so far! Can't wait to share them. Much love especially on Valentine's day and ty for reading as always, enjoy the photos! ~

You would definitely stand out
 from the crowd with this
Love comes in different colours
Here's that list of songs to get listening to


  1. Hi Chris. Just 5 things:

    1. love your name
    2. love London (I live in ITALY)
    3. love the necklaces of these photos
    4. love your blog, definitelly
    5. love the things you love

    So, I'm following you now, of course :-)
    Thank you for your comment on my blog about "Rainy music"
    And I hope to find you in my followers :-)

    Bye from Genoa!

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  3. oh, wow...i love this. you are right, it is neat to see everyone's vision and interpretation of "love" many great pieces and i love all the jewelry...especially that wooden heart/chain necklace!!

  4. We really enjoy your blog! Very creative and inspiring!



  5. Love your blog. Absolutley beautiful pictures.
    And I'm so sorry to hear about your laptop.

  6. this is lovely:) I always liked anything with a heart.. I somehow always draw hearts first.. when doodling. I like hearts. Love overcomes everything:) hehe.

  7. that is very inspiring!you have a great photos!xx

  8. Love this post! : ) Hope you had a happy day!


    HI! my name's martina and I come from Italy... I'd like you visit my blog and if you want... follw me! I wait you and your tips! kiss kiss
    Glamour Marmalade

  10. HI,there!

    Thank you so much for commenting on the improved quality of my photos. They were actually taken on my boyfriend's Canon 5D. The other photos are taken with my Canon Rebel t1i, which definitely looks quite a bit different than the 5D, huh? : )haha!

    I'm hoping I can get him to let me use the 5D more in the future.

    Again, I love your Valentine's inspired post. Very cool.Have a great day!


  11. Oh Happy belated Valentine's Day to you! Hope you had a wonderful day! Beautiful photos as always! Heart!

  12. Beautiful pictures as always..I love the first one! I love the jewelry too! See how much love it used in this comment? :D Love love this post!!!


  13. Cool show!

  14. ahh these are all lovely pictures! I especially like the rainbow one! I wish I got to go art exhibits more.. but oh well. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day!!

  15. Lovely pictures! The accessories are really original.

  16. Most interesting vday post I've seen (and I've seen a lot of them). Love this! Yes, we were lucky!

  17. Hi !
    Amazing blog , great photo :)


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